Vilate Smith

26 February 1928–15 October 2000 (Age 72)
Granger, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Vilate

When Vilate Smith was born on 26 February 1928, in Granger, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, John Nephi Smith, was 41 and her mother, Mary Lizzie Cook, was 40. She married Emil James Tasso on 26 August 1954, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in World for about 5 years and Farmington, Davis, Utah Territory, United States in 2001. She died on 15 October 2000, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emil James Tasso
1911–1977
Vilate Smith
1928–2000
Marriage: 26 August 1954

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 August 1954
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1930 · Courthouse

Age 2

Davis County's Memorial Courthouse was built.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 19

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Vilate Smith Tasso

My mother was a quiet, shy woman. She loved to visit with people one on one rather than in a large crowd. She did however, visit with people in the grocery store whether she knew them or not. She l …

Sources (3)

  • Vilate Smith in household of John Nephi Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Vilate Smith in household of John Nephi Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Vilate Smith in household of John Nephi Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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